Norfolk Family photographer
It’s been a while since this Norfolk family photographer did a photo shoot at home with the Warnes sisters. Now Eleanor is a whole year old, it was time to celebrate with a little help from big sister Evelyn.
I love to photograph children at this age. Both girls are full of character! So much change happens in the first year of life, so it was great to be asked back by mummy & daddy to document these changes.
While we waited for Eleanor to wake from her morning nap, Evelyn chose her favourite dress for the shoot and mum helped her into it. Then we joined Eleanor in her bedroom. She has a beautiful little room, and room enough inside her cot for her big sister.
We moved into mum & dad’s bedroom to get Eleanor changed and get some more photographs of the girls playing together. The bed makes a great backdrop for children’s photography. We all remember how much beds resemble trampolines for children, don’t we? There are a few places in the family home where we’ve photographed the children before. So we retraced our steps from previous photography shoots. Photographing children in the family home is for me the best way to rekindle memories in later life. The photographs I have of myself and my sisters growing up here in Norfolk were taken by my father. He’s my inspiration when it comes to family photography. Seeing pictures of us with our favourite toys, some of which we still have, gives a sense of scale. Were we ever really that small?
Having the home as a backdrop for my Norfolk family photographer shoots is much more meaningful (in my humble opinion!) than a studio backdrop. When I first started out in business I was taking a backdrop with me. A few years down the line when my confidence as a Norfolk family photographer had grown, I became tired of the same old black backdrop. Family photography became more about photojournalism. Documenting the family as they are, now. Moving fast, catching expressions. This is family photojournalism.